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Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
     Arm Amerika !!
integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk
     [                                                        ]
"Jason Handby" <jasonh {AT} pavilion.co.uk>
     Iraq civilian body count available online
Holger Schulze <schulze {AT} udk-berlin.de>
     War Is Peace - Freedom Is Slavery - Ignorance Is Strength
Experimental Party <press {AT} experimentalparty.org>
     We the Blog Update: Huh? Or Criticality is Dead, Long Live

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Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 18:29:06 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
Subject: Arm Amerika !!

Arm Amerika !!

A number of people here fully expect Bush and other National-Capitalists
to declare either a STATE OF EMERGENCY or MARTIAL LAW, come the 2004
elections. As far as I know this would be unprecedented in this country;
it would effectively forestall or cancel them! Bush's sense of absolute
rightness, use of force, and so-called Divine Guidance - coupled with a
devoted and private non-draft (professional) army, is almost a guarantee
of success. The religious Right - which has at times been suspicious of
Congress itself - would be pleased; it's hard to imagine a resistance from
a disarmed Left.

At the moment, the Courts are his; Congress is his. The Courts would agree
with martial law; Congress would be irrelevant. There are enough troops to
go around. Seize the Stock Exchange! The TV networks! Register everyone!
Export the Arabs! The Jews!

What to do? If this scenario occurs, Amerika will not be stopped, at least
for the foreseeable future. The only reason we are "bombing Baghdad back
to the stone age" is because of Congress and other limited resistance. And
who is to say we are not doing this? And who is to say that martial law
has not already been declared - is already underway?

It's surprising that this paranoid scenario is not being taken seriously
at this point; people whisper and wait. And for what? By the time the
"state of emergency" is evident, even to "ordinary citizens," resistance
would be futile! A fate or fact accomplished! A coop of state!

Consider the parallel with late Weimar - right-wing loyalists supporting
dubiously-elected leaders, deep collusion with the corporate and private
sectors, anti-semitisms, issues of lebensraum, marching columns, new
technologies of war and propaganda, technologies of censorship and con-
trol, faltering economies, absolutist leaders, nativist and fundamentalist
sympathies! The similarities are unnerving!

Should we begin to arm? To organize alternatives to a problematic Net?
(Fidonet, wireless networking, etc.?) To create disinformation campaigns?
To create the phalanx? The fifth column? The resistance? The escape-route
from the Camps? Sabotage? Wreckers? The Underground? The Underground
railroad? The assassination-squad? The death-squad?  Should we contact
other groups? World-wide? Which other groups? Should we import guns and
psychedelics? Export rhetoric? Testimony? Should we emigrate? Proclaim our
innocence?

Or should we be led like sheep to the slaughter !!

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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 02:37:54 +0200 (CEST)
From: integer {AT} www.god-emil.dk
Subject:

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0331-11.htm

u!ked


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From: "Jason Handby" <jasonh {AT} pavilion.co.uk>
Subject: Iraq civilian body count available online
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:25:51 +0100

http://www.iraqbodycount.net/


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Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 20:32:34 +0100
From: Holger Schulze <schulze {AT} udk-berlin.de>
Subject: War Is Peace - Freedom Is Slavery - Ignorance Is Strength

War Is Peace - Freedom Is Slavery - Ignorance Is Strength

( Because 2003 is 19 years too late . )


Oceania (commonly called the US and Britain) is at war with 
Afghanistan / Iraq / ... . Oceania has always been at war with 
Afghanistan / Iraq / ... .

Eurasia (commonly called Russia, Pakistan, etc.) is allied with
Oceania in war against Afghanistan. Eurasia has always been allied 
with Oceania.

US Congressman Charlie Rangel has been arguing for a return of 
military conscription ("The Draft") as-so he tells the public- 
a way of reducing war.


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Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 08:28:07 -0800
From: Experimental Party <press {AT} experimentalparty.org>
Subject: We the Blog Update: Huh? Or Criticality is Dead, Long Live

  We the Blog Update: Huh? Or Criticality is Dead, Long Live Criticality

                              April  2, 2003

Robert Atkins
Chief Critical Inspector
US Department of Art & Technology

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http://wetheblog.org/archive/000024.html

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"I'd be happy to take credit [for the current war plan] but it's not
mine." - Donald Rumsfeld

As Chief Critical Inspector of the Department of Art and Technology, 
it is time for me to intervene. Rummy made me do it-or at least his 
craven retreat today from his own Department's ownership of the war 
operation did. (Could this have been an April Fool's Dayprank?) The 
buck never seems to end on Rummy's desk; his latest howler-of-a-turf 
grab was to announce the other day that the Pentagon, rather than the 
State Department, ought to be disbursing aid in Iraq. Ensuring, of 
course, no possibility of cooperation from expert NGOs and 
international aid organizations. But, hey, if the Defense Department 
can't manage the war, it should be able to not manage the vitally 
important aid operation.

Now one never expects competence from the folks in Shrubville, but 
these guys can't take any criticism either. (Much less a joke.) Yes, 
there is such a thing as constructive criticism; ask any art student. 
(Where's Lynne Cheney when we need an official perspective on 
poststructuralism, anyway?) Clearly the humorless bozos and bozettes 
that "people" this administration believe that winning is everything. 
If its economic, environmental, diplomatic, and military record 
constitute winning, you can beam me up Condy. And come to think of 
it, what I'm calling criticism is really just learning, Mr. Education 
President. Or, put another way, you can lead a horse('s ass) to 
waterŠ.

Robert Atkins
Chief Critical Inspector
US Department of Art & Technology

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